Slow Food Nova Scotia celebrated 2014’s Terra Madre Day with a joyous dinner celebrating Ark of Taste Foods at Lion and Bright in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 10th. Co-Leader of SFNS Sean Gallagher, proprietor of L&B, welcomed dozens of Slow Food members for a four course meal which included Shandaph Oysters, Fundy Dulse (cooked into a Finnan Haddie and Chorizo Chowder by member Michael Howell), a robust main course of Choucroute Garni with Tancook Sauerkraut and Tamworth Pork accompanied by roasted root vegetables (from Chef Craig Flinn) and finally a Gravenstein Apple Cobbler with goat cheese cream prepared by the other SFNS co-chair, Chef Peter Jackson. Served Family style, the guests were filled to the brim at the end of the meal.
The assembled membership and some regular patrons of L&B also enjoyed the premiere screening of Kevin Kossowan’s film “Slow Food in/au Canada” as dessert was being served. Nova Scotian Ciders, Beers and wines were served to accompany the filling repast.
SFNS has a full slate of activities planned for 2015 and late 2014 saw an upswing in new members for the first time in several years.